BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the DC location near the Verizon Center. Pours a dark brown with plenty of light showing through and a small brownish white head. Aroma of some light roast and molasses sweetness but not much else. Flavor follows with watery sweet malts, a hint of roast, some dirty lager finish, then leaving some surprising sweet citrus on the palate. Light to medium bodied, not super crisp but goes down easy enough with adequate carbonation. Overall not exciting but not terrible.
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler (awesome neighbors). Intriguing color golden hue that changes in the light. A little filmy on the tongue but a good taste.
nasmith003 (171) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light malt aroma with a dark caramel color. Malty flavor with hints of fruit and a clean hop bite at the end.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet/dark caramel, dark fruit aroma. Sweet, caramel flavor, with raisin-like fruit. Kind of a weird bitter aftertaste.
beertholomeus (1359) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a thin khaki head. Malt, toffee and caramel aroma. Caramel, toffee, toast and malt flavors. Medium body and a malty finish.
merc7186 (2706) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Mild Dark Fruit, Mild Sweet Bread
T: Chocolate Malts, Sweet Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet
Overall, other than the lack of nose (even after letting it warm up for 15 minutes) it was a pretty tasty winter bock with nice malty, fruity balance
Luvystypotables (1228) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mild aroma of malt, milk chocolate colour, without much of a head. Sweet taste of malt with a palate of skunky beer.
mike5326 (1324) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear Auburn color, short lived off white head. Syrupy yeast smell with malt. Slight malt medium body beer with a mild sweet finish.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving type: on-tap
Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that went down perty quickly light head floating on top sticky lacing.
Aroma- Sweet malt aroma with a hint of caramel and nuts
T/P - A nice mixture of a caramel nuttiness, with a slight alcohol undertone.
Overall- Very drinkable winter brew. Perfect on a warm night. This is one of the best beer I feel that Gordon Biersch brews. Very nice Especially on tap.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby-brown color with a medium thick and foamy light beige head. Malt aroma is very pronounced, and there is some caramel as well. Taste is creamy with a fair amount of malt flavor, along with some chcolate and caramel. The finish is mostly sweet malt, with a pinch of hops. Medium body and softer carbonation.